Especially in the cold season many kitchens turn into a Christmas bakery. Our animal roommates watch with big eyes and also want to get some of the delicacies. However, some ingredients, such as xylitol and chocolate, can harm them. But don’t worry you can alsodo baking for dogs wirh something delicious. If your dog doesn’t know a food yet, start feeding it in small amounts to see if it is well tolerated. Adjust the amounts and ingredients to your pet. If you’re not sure what you can use, check with your vet or dietician. How about:
Mix 2 cups of spelt flour with 3 eggs and about a handful of grated cheese. If you like, you can add herbs such as oregano. Using a spoon or piping bag, place the mixture in small heaps on a baking tray with baking paper. Bake the biscuits in the oven at 190° for half an hour. The crispy cheese rabbits have a shelf life of 2-3 weeks, but very few survive this long 😉
The basic recipe consists of 150g spelt flour, 80g oat flakes and 1EL sunflower oil. Mix these ingredients with 90g grated fruit or vegetables as you like, such as apples, pears, bananas, … Gradually add about 35ml of water until you have a nice mass. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out the biscuits. Place on a baking sheet with baking paper and bake at 180° for 35 minutes.
If it has to be fast… simply mix fruit or vegetables baby glasses (make sure that only fruit or vegetables without added sugar are contained) with wholemeal flour until a dough is formed. You can roll it out and cut out cookies or apply it directly onto a baking sheet with baking paper. Heat the oven to 180° and bake for about 25 minutes.
Hundeleckerli Silikon Backmatte Halbkugel 1,5cm
Cook 200g potatoes and then stamp them finely. Let the mashed potatoes cool and then add 200g flour and 150g oatmeal. Now you can add 80g grated cheese and about 45g spinach. If you like you can refine your balls with herbs like thyme or parsley. Form small balls of the same size and bake them at 160° for about half an hour.
Ingredients in baking for dogs
Baking requires your creativity. Try your own recipes, according to the taste of your pet. Here are a few ideas for ingredients: Zucchini, beetroot, carrot, egg, organic meat or fish of all kinds, cottage cheese, natural yoghurt, peanut butter, some honey, all kinds of flours, pumpkin and many, many more. Basically everything your darling likes to eat and is not poisonous to him.
Cookies without meat can be kept for up to three weeks, meaty snacks only for a few days. Keep your biscuits cool, but not airtight.
Why baking for dogs?
Of course, buying is often easier, but doing it yourself has some advantages:
- Many purchased treats contain sugar, preservatives, colourings and attractants.
- You know what’s in it! If your darling has e.g. an incompatibility you can skip these ingredients.
- Your treats are as big that your pet can eat them well and they are prepared according to your darlings taste.
- Maybe your pet will let you taste one or two biscuits?
- Love! There is a lot of love in your own biscuits and it goes through the stomach into your darling!
Baking is fun. You can spoil your darling with homemade biscuits and know exactly how well these delicacies have been made. Have fun baking and eating.